This article showcases our top picks for the best Ireland based Crowdfunding companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Crowdfunding industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Ireland Crowdfunding Companies
Seedups is an online matching engine for entrepreneurs seeking seed stage funding from a crowd of Accredited Investors. Seedups was originally conceived in 2008 as an online matching engine for early-stage Entrepreneurs and the burgeoning global Business Angel investor community.
In 2009-10 the Company identified a sizable market opportunity and developed a patent-pending prototype matching engine which employs an innovative â€œWisdom of Crowdâ€ methodology to facilitate a fair valuation for entrepreneurs. Seedups launched its live service in the UK and Ireland in February 2011, and launched in the USA at the prestigious SxSW festival in March 2011.
The company opened its first US Office in Silicon Valley the same month.. .
Gigstarter breaks down the barriers between artist and audiences and harnesses the enthusiasm of those who are most passionate about music to drive sales. Gigstarter takes the artist from data management and fan engagement to sales seamlessly.
Everyone who hears about an artist, listens to a stream or watches a video is a potential fan. Gigstarter helps transform casual listeners into ardent fans.
We do this using a series of activities which turn interested listeners into advocates, giving them the tools and opportunities to drive sales of tickets, merch and experiences. Using Gigstarter, David Gray was able to let his fans route a tour by pledging to buy tickets where they wanted to see him play the most at only four weeks notice.
Brand new acts such as Join Me In The Pines have used Gigstarter to arrange shows where advance pledges generated via Facebook and email meant their first shows were risk- free and all costs were covered before the shows were confirmed. Gigstarter’s Pledging feature takes the risks out of touring.
Sell tickets first, confirm dates and venues only when enough tickets have been sold. Gigstarter’s Aftershow feature incentivises fans to get their friends to buy tickets for a show using social ticketing sales.
The sales dashboard accesses real-time data which tracks the effectiveness of fan interactions. Gigstarter automatically segments each artist’s audience allowing real-time identification of the most committed and influential members of the fan-base.
Crowd Angels offers crowd engagement platforms that work with omnisourcing, which is the next generation of crowdfunding and crowdsourcing. They’re the first and only with these kinds of platforms in the world.
Their method is as simple as it is innovative. Their Founder has almost 10 years of experience, which started in the world of traditional crowdfunding.
He realised however that there was an easier way to get the things they need than by asking for money from strangers. So, he came up with omnisourcing which works with the wedding list principle.
In short: you make a list of the things you need to realise your project, much like a bride makes her wedding registry. Then you let the crowd decide how they can help you best with your project..
MENA Ventures provides fund raising advisory services. The company offers investor search and screening; investment evaluation; investment manager search; investment strategy designing; deal sourcing and evaluation; investor profiling; deal structuring; and project financing services.
Additionally, it provides investment proposition refinement, due diligence, and capital and fund raising services.. .
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